The Laboratory Mill, based out of Lincolnton, North Carolina, is an upscale waterside wedding event venue. Steeped in southern hospitality, this space will welcome you and your guests to a gorgeous event space that features an open floor, wooden beams, and beautiful views of the river, dam, and nature conservatory. The venue is also managed by a fantastic team of highly trained professionals who will work to make sure every last detail of your wedding event is unique and special.
Facilities and Capacity
With indoor seating for up to 450 guests, The Laboratory Mill is incredibly accommodating for large wedding gatherings. The ceremony space features unfinished wood beams, large open windows, and vaulted ceilings to provide guests with an open and inviting vibe. This space is also situated right next to the South Fork Catawba River which creates fabulous opportunities for wedding photography. There are also various spaces to host reception events, including the indoor space, the outdoor space that is situated next to gorgeous trees, and more. Let the rustic charm of The Laboratory Mill set the perfect backdrop for your special day.
The Laboratory Mill offers fabulous services to wedding couples with the reception site fee. The venue provides services for all types of wedding related events, including bridal showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and of course, wedding ceremonies and receptions. This fee includes access to a gorgeous bridal suite, setup and cleanup of the event, chairs, tables, and linens. Additionally, the price per person includes open bar services that are provided by an excellent bartender. You also have access to a long list of preferred vendors when you are planning your event. Additional services provided by the venue include:
Steeped in history, The Laboratory Mill has undergone extensive renovations to bring it to its current glory. Initially called The Lincoln Cotton Factory between 1819 and 1835, this event space produced lots of material goods for the general public. The space even worked as a medicinal laboratory during the time of the Confederacy. Since that time, it has been renovated to host many fabulous wedding events with rustic elegance.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Heidi Hearne · Getting married on 02/27/2021
We did not end up booking this venue but the owner was extremely helpful in answering all my questions, along with being very nice and easy to get ahold of!Sent on 06/11/2019
The Laboratory Mill's reply:Thanks for the kind words you shared even though you chose a different venue. Being responsive and willing to answer questions is very important to us. We wish you all the best!
Pamela Beam · Married on 02/15/2019
Eggers' Wedding, February 9, 2019
When our daughter got engaged, we immediately made an appointment to visit the Laboratory Mill because of the fantastic reviews, and based on the pictures, this venus was exactly what we were looking for! We made an appointment with Linda who we were beyond amazed! We LOVED her! The experience we had with everyone we came in contact with there was very professional and extremely accommodating. They set everything up exactly as we wanted for the day of the wedding. Our host for Friday night and Saturday was Jamie. He and the other staff were on top of everything making sure we had exactly what we needed and many times going above and beyond.Sent on 02/15/2019
We also used the Card Room for our rehearsal. It is such a quaint space and making it so nice not to have to move to a different location.
As for our experience...I could NOT have asked for more! I would give them a 100 stars if that were an option!
The Laboratory Mill's reply:Thank you for the kind words - we love when our clients have the day they've dreamed of! It was a delight to work with all of you! Meredith was always appreciative and even on wedding day she was so calm.
Jennifer · Married on 09/15/2018
I cannot express enough how fantastic the entire staff at the laboratory mill had been for my husband and I throughout the entire wedding process. Linda is always just a phone call away and is happy to assist in anyway she can from throughout the entire process. The staff the day of the wedding was very attentive and friendly throughout the entire day and night. We had a hurricane on our wedding day, and it was still the most perfect day thanks to the amazing staff, and fantastic vendors. The venue is stunning but very reasonable for all that comes along with it and the amazing service that is provided!! Thank you again to all the staff for making our special day so perfect - Jenn & Dave BarrettSent on 09/21/2018
The Laboratory Mill's reply:We wish you and David all the love in the world and happy we had a part in your dream day!
A beautiful historical venue with a friendly and professional staff!
This venue is gorgeous!! I have done multiple weddings here and you can't go wrong with this location. Everyone here is so nice and very helpful.
ATG loves working here! Huge venue, very spacious which makes for a comfortable experience for your guests. The staff is awesome here!